Devils Island South East Lighthouse

Devils Island (44.35N 63.28W), 4.6m (15ft) high, treeless, but with a number of derelict dwellings is at the NE entrance to Halifax Harbour.

Devils Island light is shown from a white octagonal tower on the island.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: "Sailing Directions, Nova Scotia (Atlantic Coast) and Bay of Fundy," First Edition, 1990, Dept of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa, Canada
Photo - © Kathy Brown, Devils Island South East Lighthouse in 2004

Devil's Island South East Lighthouse Locator Map


DEVILS ISLAND SOUTHEAST - First Light

  • Location: Southeast end of island, mouth of Eastern Passage
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1967
  • Began: 1877
  • Year Lit: 1877
  • Structure Type: Tapered octagonal wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 039ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 052ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1877 - established 524ft from original tower, fixed red - 1922 - 4th order diop
  • 1885 - 1940 - lifeboat stationed on the island - 1941 - tower then 45ft, 52ft
  • 1949 - original tower discontinued, light to group flashing red
  • 1959 - light changed again to group flashing white

DEVILS ISLAND SOUTHWEST - Last Light

  • Location: Southwest end of island, mouth of Eastern Passage
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1852
  • Year Lit: 1852
  • Structure Type: Octagonal wood tower, white

Lightkeepers for Devils Island South East Lighthouse

  • Bowen, Edward 1852-1861
  • Horn, Edward 18XX-18XX
  • Fulker, B. 1863-1886
  • Fulker, W.G. 1886-1918
  • Faulkner, W.J. 1918-1936
  • Faulkner, K.A. 1936-1942/1944-1949
  • Faulkner, E.S. 1942-1944
  • Henneberry, B.A. 1949-1953
  • Henneberry, L.V. 1953-1954
  • Messenger, B.C. 1954
  • MacDonald, C.C. 1954-1967

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: Halifax Metro
  • Body of Water: Eastern Passage
  • Scenic Drive: Halifax / Dartmouth
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water:
  • Latitude: 44~34~51.7
  • Longitude: 63~27~28.1
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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